Jorge Mendes is trying to speed up David de Gea's transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid, reports Spanish newspaper AS.
The super agent is aware that the goalkeeper's situation at Old Trafford is becoming desperate. Louis van Gaal confirmed as much when agreeing to leave him out of Saturday's game against Tottenham Hotspur.
De Gea is so desperate to complete a move to La Liga that he is in no mental state to turn out for his current team. He had already said his goodbyes to staff at Carrington and had not expected to return on July 6.
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Negotiations between both Ed Woodward and Florentino Perez have been painstakingly slow. The Manchester United vice-chairman has been stick to his €40million asking price while the Real Madrid president has so far refused to come anywhere close to meeting it.
De Gea is still confident that he will be a Real Madrid player by September and that is in part thanks to a promise from Mendes. He has told De Gea that getting him out of Old Trafford will be his priority between now and the end of the window.
Van Gaal gets on board
Van Gaal's decision to omit De Gea from the squad in the Premier League opener proves that the Dutchman is also on board with getting him out of the club.
The same report claims that Van Gaal sat down with his star goalkeeper yesterday to tell him that he would not be involved in the game against Spurs.
Mendes is aware that both clubs want to come to some sort of agreement and believes he can get a deal done in the coming weeks.